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Valerie S.

Valerie S., Writing, English and Reading Tutor

Valerie S., Writing, English and Reading Tutor

$40/hour

  • Boulder, CO 80302

About Valerie


Bio

I am a certified English teacher and have an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to work with individuals on their unique goals in a supportive and friendly fashion. I enjoy helping students simplify their writing styles, acquire focus, and get excited about authors and books. I want students not only to improve their writing, but become more curious in general, rather than bored by academic routines.

I have worked closely with high school students...

I am a certified English teacher and have an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies. Tutoring gives me the opportunity to work with individuals on their unique goals in a supportive and friendly fashion. I enjoy helping students simplify their writing styles, acquire focus, and get excited about authors and books. I want students not only to improve their writing, but become more curious in general, rather than bored by academic routines.

I have worked closely with high school students on writing and developing ideas in Boulder Valley classrooms, privately tutored graduate students in ESL, and taught Creative Writing at the University of Michigan. I take satisfaction in helping students to discover that they know more than they think they know.

I am a humanistic teacher. I take seriously the idea that reading, writing and critical thinking develop the self. I seek to engage students in conversation and the exchange of ideas. I can supportively critique student writing and rewriting. I can help with class presentations, English- related tests and organization. I give students timed writings and seek their feedback.

I would welcome email to set up a lesson and goals (subject line, TUTORING). I tutor at the Boulder Public Library or my home in Boulder. I appreciate one day's notice of cancellation.


Education

Knox
English Writing
The University of Michigan
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Boulder, CO 80302
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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I obtained an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. I am also a certified teacher of Secondary English and have worked extensively with high school and college students on expository and creative writing.
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I obtained an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. I am also a certified teacher of Secondary English and have worked extensively with high school and college students on expository and creative writing.

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I obtained an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. I am also a certified teacher of Secondary English and have worked extensively with high school and college students on expository and creative writing.

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I obtained an MFA in Poetry and Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. I am also a certified teacher of Secondary English and have worked extensively with high school and college students on expository and creative writing.

$40/hour

Valerie S.

$40/hour

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